Is your salt intake too high? Here are some warning signs
We frequently talk about salt intake and the health risks of ingesting too much in your diet, and for good reason. In just the United States alone, millions of people consume unhealthy levels of salt on a daily basis, putting themselves at risk for heart disease, stroke and other dangerous medical conditions. Salt is a common ingredient in most food items and can be difficult to cut out of your eating regimen completely, but luckily, you don't have to! Eating smarter doesn't have to mean no salt at all, just less of it.
But how would you know in the first place if you're eating too much salt? The Daily Beast and Fitday have outlined some of the most notorious red flags that would indicate your salt intake is too high:
- Constantly thirsty: Eating too much salt can dehydrate the body. If you notice you've been drinking more water lately and hadn't made a conscious decision to do so, excessive salt may be the culprit.
- Diet rich in processed foods: Heavily processed foods, like fast food, account for 77 percent of the average American's salt intake.
- Feelings of dizziness, disorientation and heart palpitations: These are symptomatic of high blood pressure.
- Weight gain and boating: High levels of salt cause the body to retain more water.
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